Ryan Moore Commits to UM

One of the elite prospects in the entire nation committed to the national champions last night. Wide receiver Ryan Moore picked the Canes over the Gators and a host of others. We've got several quotes from him on why the 'Canes are his choice.

"I called the Miami coaches last night and committed," Moore said. "I just felt Miami was the best place for me because of the overall academic situation. They have small classes and it's a private school. I feel I will be able to get a lot more one on one teaching there and that made a big difference."

At 6-foot-3 and 188 pounds, Moore picked the Hurricanes over a host of others, but his final decision came down to Miami and Florida.

"I have cancelled my visit to Florida," he said. "I am not going to take any more trips. I know for sure that I am going to Miami."

Moore said having the opportunity to play basketball at Miami also helped make a difference.

"They have been recruiting me for basketball all year," he said. "I'm going to play either shooting guard or small forward."

Moore, a full academic qualifier, also does the high jump and triple jump during track season. He came away very impressed with Miami's Rose Bowl performance.

"I thought Nebraska would be a lot more competitive," he said. "It just goes to show how much better Miami was than everyone else this year. They proved why they're the No. 1 team and really played well."

Moore, who says he wants to wear jersey No. 1 at Miami, says he can't wait to be a part of a team that he thinks has a tremendous future as a Hurricane.

"They'll always be competing for the national championship because of their work ethic," he said. "I saw that during my visit. I just can't wait to get there and gel with my teammates. If we work hard enough together, we can definitely win some more championships."

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